Founded October 27, 1849
Largest city - Eagan
Dakota County is named after the Dakota Sioux tribal bands who settled in the area.
Courthouse built in 1871, now Hastings City Hall
mkrogman photo 2016
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Apple Valley, Burnsville, Coates, Eagan, Farmington, Hampton, Hastings (part), Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville, Lilydale, Mendota, Mendota Heights, Miesville, New Trier, Northfield (part), Randolph, Rosemount, South St. Paul, Sunfish Lake, Vermillion, West St. Paul
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(Once all land of a township is annexed by towns and cities, township government ceases to exist).
OBITS: John D. Smith, Arthur Hurley, John Hogan, Minnie Hyland
NEWS-CRIME: Lynching, Edward Anderson, Fred Leucher, August Pruess
MARRIAGES: News - McCormick-Brown, Mier-Riter, Halverston-Truman
PEOPLE: Hugh G. Calbrath, Charles P. Flanagan, George Frederickson, L. S. Follett
OBITS: Beryl L. Christiansen contributed by Lisa Christiansen
FAMILIES: Sanderson-McKay contributed by Leann Haack
BIOS: J.G. Whittemore contributed by Cheri Sletten
MARRIAGES: County Marriage Records - 1925
KAPOSIA: 1850 Treaty, 1850-Church, 1851-Kaposia Camp, 1851-Kaposia Area Climate, 1851-Kaposia Bank, 1851-Population, 1851 Kaposia Mission
OBITS: James W. Churchill, Mrs. Michael Cahill, Harvy Colgrave, Ellen Casey, James Munroe Culp, William D. Chamberlain, Francis Marion Crosby
OBITS: James Akers, Eli H. Auge
KAPOSIA: 1849-Raw Fish Dance, 1849-School
PEOPLE: Peter Nelson
CHURCHES: 1866-New O. S. Church
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1870 Siberian Crab Apple
OFFICIALS: News-J. C. Edwards
NEWS-BUSINESSES: Greenburg & Fitch, D. E. Syme
NEWS-ILLNESS/INJURY: Mr. Newman, Mr. J. M. Stoddard
BIOS: A. D. Countryman, L. A. Countryman, A. Schoepp, G. B. Schoepp, H. J. Schoepp
FAMILIES: Day Generations
SCHOOLS: Students-John F. McGroarty
OBITS: Nellie Ames submitted by Robin Line
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